Friday, September 9, 2011

everyone's a critic

Edgar Degas on Georges-Pierre Seurat:
“I wouldn’t have noticed it except that it was so big.”

Frida Kahlo on the European Surrealists:
“They are so damn ‘intellectual’ and rotten that I can’t stand them anymore… I’d rather sit on the floor in the market of Toluca and sell tortillas, than have anything to do with those ‘artistic’ bitches of Paris.”

Salvador Dalí on Paul Cézanne:
“I began a happening in New York by announcing in front of three thousand spectators that Cézanne was a catastrophe of awkwardness — a painter of decrepit structures of the past. I was applauded, principally because nobody knew who Cézanne was.”

Francis Bacon on Henri Matisse:
“I’ve never liked his things very much, except the very, very early things… I loathe them. I can never see what there is to it, with all those squalid little forms. I can’t bear the drawings either — I absolutely hate his line. I find his line sickly.”

Salvador Dalí on Pablo Picasso:
“He finished modern art at one blow by outuglying, alone, in a single day, the ugly that all others combined turned out in several years.”

from The 30 Harshest Artist-on-Artist Insults In History

1 comment:

  1. Wow. Who knew?! These quotes are really interesting and rather revealing!